170 S (W136 and W191)

170 S (W136 and W191)

The 170 S was introduced at the Hannover show in 1949. It was based on pre-war designs. The bodywork was similar to that of the 230 (W153). The 170 S was built from May 1949 to February 1955. Its all-round independent suspension gave the car an edge on the competition.

1949 Mercedes-Benz 170 S

1949 Mercedes-Benz 170 S

interior

room for five

Ambulance

170 Ambulance

MB 170 Cabriolet A

1949 Mercedes Benz 170 S Cabriolet A

MB 170 Cabriolet B

1949 Mercedes Benz 170 S Cabriolet B

Another example of how the artists made the cars look just that bit grander than they really were.

Cabriolet B Press Photo

1949 Mercedes Benz 170 S Cabriolet B

1949 Mercedes Benz 170 S

1949 Mercedes Benz 170 S

Specification
1949 Mercedes-Benz 170 S

Engine
Straight 4, 1767cc

Power
52 hp @ 4000 rpm

Transmission
4 speed manual

Chassis
X chassis

Suspension
Independent front and rear

Top speed
122 km/h

Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 32 s


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